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approached the front steps of the
house, sweet, mellow, reminiscent,
the notes of a piano sent out an old
song Estelle had often sung to him.
The strains drew him up to the
screen door. His range of -vision took
in a neat little parlor. At the instru
ment sat a girlish form. Her face
was half turned toward him. His
famished eyes feasted upon its rare
"Estelle!" he spoke simply.
She turned, her being athrill. Her
hand sought her throbbing breast as
she recognized him.
"I have found you after the years,
arid oh, heaven has opened to me,"
he uttered in a joyful, thrilling tone.
She came slowly toward the door.
Her eyes scanned his face. Truth,
love, was there. Oh, she could not
Her eager hearing drew in the rap
id words he spoke, a voice as from a
It was she who pushed open the
screen door. It was she who reached
forth her arms toward him with the
weary, yet heartsome cry.
"Oh, why did I ever doubt you?"
"It matters not," he spoke, for Idve
and happiness have come back to us
after the years."
(Copyright, 1916, W. G. Chapman.)
MORE'N A TON
Mr. and Mrs. Bartholomew Wil
helm of Hartford City are parents of
a large family in avoirdupois as well
as in numbers. There are eight chil
dren in the family, four boys and
four girls. The weights of the boys
are 252 pounds, 335, 290 and 275,
which totals 1,152 pounds. The girls
weigh 270, 301, 265 and 275 pounds,
which totals l.JLll pounds. Mrs.Wil
helm weighs 275 pounds and Mr.
Wilhelm weighs 225 pounds. The
grand total of the weight of the Wil
helm family is 2,763 pounds. Mr.
Wilhelm is 74 years old.
Never argue with a bee, It is sure
to carry its point.
COLD BRAID EDGING ON $1,000
This street suit is of blue black
velvet in Russian blouse effect,
trimmed with gold braid, and is one
of a dozen costumes that cost $100,
000, exhibited at, a recent benefit for
infantile paralysis sufferers, in New
York city. The hat is -one pf the lat
est transparent models.
Unexpected lijtje.' presents are the
stepping ' stones that lead to her